Summary: Bar non loved the board. But the northbridge throws off enormous amounts of heat! What went wrong? Not sure but I had top purchase a northbridge fan from a different series of board and had it on 100% speed. I replaced the cooling pads with artic silver 5 and it only brought it down about 5 degree's, still hit 70 degree's celcius! 24gb of ram crippled it so I had to revert back to 8gb for a while. Otherwise performance was ok when the northbridge was below 60.
Simply awesome,power to size ratio is killer for a small form factor build!
10 November 2011
Summary: Love it,for a micro built PC and you want plenty of raw power. PLEASE PLEASE PLEASE buy one. This is my third ASUS ROG product i am the proud owner of a ASUS Rampage II Extreme as well as a Rampage III Extreme and a Rampage III Extreme Gene.
Summary: I have been an eBay customer since 1997. I generally don't have to many problems with the products I buy. I started my own custom computer co. a few years ago and spent a couple of grand buying motherboards from different venders until I ran into a vender by the name of R_top_x. Who was a front for a corporation who bought back bad MOBOs. They were ALL bad. So I quit buying any and all products from eBay.
Hope it works the first time or you are in trouble.
W. davis, Amazon
26 May 2011
Summary: Asus support for motherboard is the absolute worst. My motherboard runs but will only recognize 8gb memory. Only 2 slots works. There are 6 slots. After contacting support, I got literally nonsensical responses. After much exasperation, I got a recommend for an rma and put in for it. I've been trying to get rma for weeks and can't even get a response as to whether or not the rma has even been started. No response to my many emails. Buy at your own peril.
Lovely board, but unfortunately unstable! [ EDIT: Solved! ]
1 May 2011
Summary: The Motherboard has excellent features set, rarely found in this form factor, and it looks pretty too! Unfortunately it is unstable; when booted from cold state, it'll run fine until I just start playing any game (around 10 minutes after the PC was switched on) the game starts lagging then hanging (both graphics and audio), and then the whole system just hangs and the blue-screen-of-death appears with an error saying: " A clock interrupt was not received on a secondary...
Summary: Pros: No other MicroATX comes close in the number of features this board offers not to mention it's one of the best looking motherboards I've ever seen. Smoking fast when it works. Cons: Random 0x3D BSOD on this board sporadically, which according to Microsoft is very "rare". My older quadcore9550 has been running Windows 7 without a bluescreen for over a year at least!
Summary: I'm a sucker for low-profile, small form factor computers, and this motherboard fills the bill perfectly for my latest build. Worked perfectly straight out of the box - even had the latest BIOS loaded. Put my system together, pushed the power button and everything works perfectly. Easy to overclock. Haven't tried the ROG Connect yet.